Annual drink and drive campaign launched, breathalysers given out

Breathalysers were given out at the busy streets of Valletta this morning, promoting awareness against drinking and driving

Drink-driving puts more than just the driver's life at risk
Drink-driving puts more than just the driver's life at risk

Drivers should be aware of their driving, not only because of the new license points system, but also because of the lives of others around them, Transport Minister Ian Borg said this morning.

Borg was addressing the media in Valletta at the launch of the annual promotional campaign on road safety and drink-driving.

“It is always important to promote security on our roads, especially at this festive time of the year,” he said.

Transport Malta and the Red Cross would be assisting during the coming weeks of festivities to ensure that roads remain safe, but drivers need to ensure they do not drink when planning to drive.

Transport minister Ian Borg launched the campaign on road safety and drink-driving in Valletta
Transport minister Ian Borg launched the campaign on road safety and drink-driving in Valletta

To promote the campaign, single-use breathalysers were given out on the busy streets of Valletta, so that individuals can test their alcohol level before deciding to drive. Promotional videos were also launched on social media.

“There is zero tolerance for drinking and driving, because it is risking not only the driver’s life, but that of the people around them<” Borg said.

A box with the breathalysers and nine pledges were also given out, so that drivers remain safe on the roads and conscious of their surroundings. 

These nine pledges are:

- Don’t use your mobile phone when you drive

- Don’t drink before driving

- Always be prudent on the road

- Always use indicators when changing direction

- Always wear your seatbelt for safety, both in front and at the back

- Always stay within speed limit

- Children should always have a proper seat in the car

- Always be aware of cyclists and motorcyclists on the road

- Don’t park recklessly

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